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Your morning skincare routine is almost as important as your nighttime skincare routine. It is where you can focus on prevention and add products that protect your skin from harsh elements. 

If you do it right as you do with MLB expert picks, you will start your day with a clean and nourished complexion that is ready for makeup or anything else life throws at it.

Let’s go over the basic steps of a morning skincare routine, then talk about some specific products to consider in each step.

Skincare

Cleanser

Cleansing is the first step of your skincare routine, and it’s important to do so before applying anything else. Cleansers remove dirt, oil, makeup, and residues from the day. They can also fight breakouts by loosening dead skin cells in preparation for exfoliation.

There are two types of cleansers; those that foam or lather up and those that don’t foam or lather up. The latter tends to be gentler on the skin since they use milder chemicals and have less fragrance added to them than foaming varieties do.

However, both work equally well at removing makeup and dirt from pores; it just depends on what kind of texture you prefer!

If you have sensitive skin, try using a cleanser that has small particles able to remove dirt without drying out your skin.

Toner

A toner is a liquid that you apply to your skin after cleansing. It helps to remove any excess dirt, oil, or makeup residue left behind by your cleanser. Toners can also act as an astringent that helps to shrink the sizes of pores and tighten the skin by removing excess oil.

You should use a toner once or twice each day, after cleansing but before applying moisturizer or sunscreen. Apply it with cotton pads or use a spray bottle for easy application to large areas of the body such as the chest, back, and legs.

Serum or Spot Treatment

Serums are concentrated formulas that contain active ingredients, like anti-aging, anti-acne, and blemish control. They are also a great way to add in more skincare steps than usual.

The idea behind serums is that they are so concentrated that they can be used in place of moisturizers. Using serums instead of lotion will give your skin extra hydration.

Moisturizer

While it might seem counterintuitive to apply a moisturizer to your face so soon after cleansing, it’s the best time. 

Your skin is still open, meaning the pores on your face are not closed yet and will readily absorb the ingredients in your moisturizer. This allows for more moisture to be delivered to your skin.

The other benefit of applying a toner-based product directly after cleansing is that it helps remove any lingering dirt or grime from your pores before moisturizing them with an oil-based product. This removes all the impurities.

Eye Cream

Eye cream is a must-have for your morning skincare routine. It can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, both around the eyes and on the rest of your face. It can also help reduce puffiness around the eyes, which is especially important for you as you are getting older.

The eye cream also helps with dark circles under your eyes- another major cause of aging that eye creams can treat. Some eye creams claim to prevent under-eye bags from forming by reducing inflammation around the delicate skin in that area.

Sunscreen  

Use sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30, and apply sunscreen at least 15 minutes before going outside. You should apply sunscreen to dry skin and all exposed areas of the skin. 

Reapply sunscreen every 2 hours and avoid using it on damaged skin. This helps prevent your skin from sunburns.

For example, if you are exposed to the sun for long hours during the day, protect your skin from the sun using a product like non-nano mineral sunscreen that prevents hyperpigmentation on your skin.

Verdict

A healthy morning skincare routine can help keep your skin looking its best. Your morning skincare routine is a great opportunity to take care of your skin and get energized for the day ahead.

It is this healthy morning routine that helps you set the tone for your day and gives you a boost of confidence that lasts all day. We hope this guide has helped you discover the best morning skincare routine, and you are inspired to make time for self-care in the morning!

Published by HOLR Magazine.